Improved Historical Cards

Object Number: 
2000.618
Date: 
1884
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 9 3/8 x 6 in. ( 3.8 x 23.8 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on the box cover: "IMPROVED/ HISTORICAL/ CARDS/ Mc. LOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK./ COPYRIGHT/ 1884."
Description: 
Card game "Improved Historical Cards" with 123 playing cards in a paper covered cardboard box; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a medieval box cover inscribed, "IMPROVED/ HISTORICAL/ CARDS/ Mc. LOUGHLIN BROS/ NEW YORK./ COPYRIGHT/ 1884."
Bibliography: 
Hofer, Margaret K. "The Games We Played: The Golden Age of Board & Table Games." New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group